Samsung took the first position in 3Q and continues to be the market leader. Samsung’s revenue reached US$1.138 billion and enjoyed the market share with 41.1%. Toshiba announced US$799 million revenue with 28.9% market share. Hynix ranked third place with US$397 million revenue and 14.4% market share.
Taipei, October 29, 2008 --- Nanya and Inotera have also announced production cuts in addition to previous announcements from PSC, Elpida, Hynix, and ProMOS.
Taipei, October 22, 2008 --- DRAM DDR2 1Gb 667MHz spot price fell nearly 50% from a high of US$2.29 on May 6’th to US$1.13 on Oct. 17’th. On Sep.30th, price fell 7% in a single day from US$1.37 to US$1.28. DRAM spot price fell below US$1.5, the average cash cost of most DRAM makers back in Sep. 6’th.
Taipei, October 1, 2008 --- DRAM makers such as PSC, Elpida, and Hynix have separately announced production cutbacks on September 8th , 9th , and 18th. If the cutbacks proceed as scheduled, we expect to see a reduction in worldwide DRAM production by 5 to 6% around end of October to November.
Elpida/PSC’s 10-15% output cut is not powerful enough to drive the swing. Most importantly are Korean makers, who have a combined market share of almost 50%, need to cut output by 10% or more to ensure stability in market.